This Week at WREN 4/26/21

Hi Friends,

As another month draws to a close, we’re eyeing the weeks ahead with unbridled excitement. There’s so much to catch up and plan ahead for, so let’s make it easy this week and say “scroll away!”, WREN community.


Top Left – “Forest Floor I”
Top Right – “Whites from Jefferson, NH”
Bottom Left – “Whites from Rocks Estate, NH”
Bottom Right – “Forest Floor II”

Acrylic on Canvas Paintings by Gisele D. Thompson

Spring Small Business Series: “Seedling to Start Up”
Part IV: Preparing for the Official Launch of Your Business/Product Idea
Instructor: Mary SecorDate: 4/27/21Time: 6-7:30pmFee: $35 for nonmembers/$25 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipientsPre-recorded (non-interactive) version of class also available on request ($25 for nonmembers/$15 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipients
This session will help you to develop and implement the people, processes, systems and plans that need to be put into place to support the successful launch of your business or product. By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Identify the legal requirements involved in launching your business.Map your customers’ journey.Identify and document your production processes and systems.Develop policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, and managing employees.Identify the accounting procedures you need to put into place to operate your business. Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monitoring and evaluating your business.
*Schedule a 1:1 technical assistance session with Mary! CDBG grant recipients may access these services free of charge. Please contact for additional information.
Did you know we also offer recordings for previous classes? Visit the “Classes On Demand” tab on our website to catch up on content that you might have missed out on the first time around! 

COLOR!” is starting to come together in the Gallery at WREN, and we can’t help but say it: things are looking pretty darn delightful right now!

“COLOR!”, featuring the works of WREN members Ann Saunderson and Pam Tarbell, opens Friday, 5/7 in the Gallery at WREN and the Adair Inn. To celebrate this exciting event, we will be hosting a virtual opening/artists’ discussion, as well as a tour through the Gallery and a quick rundown on our latest digital lookbook.

The official online opening for “COLOR!” starts next Friday, 5/7 at 6pm, so don’t miss it!

Zoom invitation details below…

Pictured: “Birch Stand” by Pam Tarbell

TOPIC: “COLOR!” Virtual Gallery Opening & Artists’ Discussion
TIME: May 7, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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“My Other Car is a Kayak” Sticker…Alison Maltz

There are several different types of memberships here at WREN — how do you select the best one for you?

Are you looking to show your support for what we do, or maybe build your business network? What about selling in a North Country nonprofit known for local goods? If your answer is the last one, look no further than a WREN Retail Vendor membership! More details below.

For full membership benefits in each category, please click the button at the bottom of this section.

(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Show your support for a North Country nonprofit making a big impact in the region. Stay in the know with free e-newsletters. Attend exciting WREN events (in-person and online).

Community – Couple…….$75
(Benefits available for to 2 individuals)

Sometimes, two is better than one. Get all the benefits of a Community membership x 2.

Community – Super WREN…….$100
(Benefits available for up to 2 individuals)

Do you REALLY love WREN? This is the membership for you! Gain early access to special events, receive members discounts to classes and workshops, and network with WREN’s growing community.

(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Connect with other business owners. Take part in special networking events. Get your business listed on WREN’s growing member directory.

Retail Vendor…….$75(Benefits available for 1 individual)
Are you a local artist, craftsmen, or maker? Consider becoming a WREN retail vendor member! With this membership, you have the opportunity to sell in Local Works Marketplace and our online store and enjoy regional market access. Be a part of the Local Works Marketplace store directory, receive free marketing across multiple platforms, and connect with area area artisans. 
Classes and workshops: members receive special discountsE-newsletter: a free one-year subscriptionSpecial invitations: opportunities to attend cultural and educational events hosted by WRENNetworking opportunities: events specifically for meeting other members to exchange information, idea and make new friendshipsTechnical Assistance: one-on-one business mentoring or coaching services at discounted ratesMarket Visibility: Your business can benefit from WREN’s extended market visibility through its marketing campaigns and NH Grand destination marketing programsMarket Access: opportunities to sell you products in Local Works Marketplace at WRENFREE link on WREN’s Local Works Marketplace webpage with external link to vendor’s website or social media platform of choice
(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Access all of WREN’s benefits free of charge, and grow your small business with the help of this powerful, FREE membership. Available to CDBG grant recipients only. Scroll down to the last section of this newsletter to read more about the CDBG Microenterprise Grant Program.

Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community this spring? Consider volunteering here at WREN!
Our mural is getting a makeover, and we could use your help with Phase 1. On May 17th, 18th, and 19th *,  artist Zach Johnsen (along with the NOCO Mural Projectcrew) will be on site, gently dismantling our current mural. 
We need ladders to reach the higher spots, and enthusiastic volunteers to also help out on the ground. 
If you would like to be a part of this brand-new mural at WREN, please contact for additional details. 

After a little break in April, our Roundtable Wednesdays at WREN are making a return this May. Put a mark in your calendar, because this online discussion is going to be a fun one!
Sign on to Zoom at 12pm on 5/19, and come say hello to Bob Holdsworth and Marianne Borowski, two of our newest members. 
Bob and Marianne are representatives of the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail(XNHAT), an amazing 83-mile bike path that traverses some of the most scenic spots in the North Country. During this 1-hour Roundtable, Bob and Marianne will take some time to break down all of the wow-worthy rides that make up the XNHAT, including stretches perfect for casual cyclists and big-time bikers alike.
Look for your official Zoom invitation in this newsletter in the weeks to come, and follow all of our social media channels (@wrenworksnh) for even more information! 
Did you know that NH Grand is a program of WREN?
Whether you’re a local looking to learn more about your favorite region of the state, or you’re a traveler coming to New Hampshire’s North Country for the first time, don’t forget to visit the NH Grand website (and the town of Bethlehem’s website!) for all of your area information. 
Love newsletters? NH Grand has one too! Sign up for the latest on all things tourism related by visiting and scrolling to the bottom of the page. 
Do you have a special spot in your heart for the scenic town that WREN calls home? Sign up for Bethlehem, NH’s newsletter too while you’re at it! Visit:
Thank you for supporting WREN and your community! WREN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit accepting donations year round. If you would like to show your care for the work we do, visit the “Donations” page on our website. Many thanks!

The Adair Country Inn & Restaurant is the official sponsor of the Gallery at WREN.

Partial funding for WREN’s courses and programs is made possible by the NH CDFA (Community Development Finance Authority) CDBG Program.

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